Playing To Win
So far the match has been exhilarating and exhausting. My brother
has 5 players left on his team and I have 7 left on my team. One by
one we have eliminated each others players during this grueling
I see an opening, so I send one of my players forward. My brother
fires back by ordering one of his players back. It was a daring and
risky move. Itís my turn now Ė his player made a costly move. I am
able to eliminate two of my brotherís teammates by sending one of my
players diagonally across the playing field.
Itís hot in here, sweat drips off of my brotherís face as he assesses
the damage. His muscles tighten as the veins become visible in his
neck. Our eyes meet, he smiles, but I can tell he is nervous. I feel
very confident that the contest will end soon and I will be
Then I notice his tension seems to reside, his face begins to glow as
he makes his next move. The unthinkable has happened. He begins to
jump my checkers one by one, to the left and to the right until all of
my checkers are gone. Kevin wins and the game is over.
Sports and games come in many forms. Some require extreme feats of
strength, while others require large amounts of metal power. But, they
all must be enjoyable and unforgettable. We should all play to have
fun and to connect with family and friends.